Ohio’s professional sports teams urge legislators to legalize sports betting before they go on summer break.
Lawmakers in Ohio are in confusion over whether or not to legalize sports betting. The dispute is over which agency should be in charge of overseeing the industry’s regulation.
The Ohio Professional Sports Coalition claims that the state is losing millions of dollars by delaying sports betting legalization.
The pro sports teams want the Ohio Casino Control Commission to regulate sports gaming at the state’s four casinos and seven racinos.
On the other hand, other groups believe the Ohio Lottery Commission should allow gaming at lottery terminals throughout the state.